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NEWS BRIEFS

Special Call for Stories about the Spanish Flu

Genealogical Forum of Oregon seeks stories from the public about one of history's most lethal outbreaks ...

Joint Office of Homeless Services Announces Severe Weather Strategy

Those seeking shelter should call 211 or visit 211.org. Neighbors needed to volunteer, donate cold-weather apparel ...

Q&A with Facebook's Global Director of Diversity Maxine Williams

A conversation on diversity and the tech industry ...

City Announces Laura John as Tribal Liason

Laura John brings an extensive background in tribal advocacy and community engagement to the city of Portland ...

Humboldt Sewer Repair Project Update: Dec. 4

Environmental Services continues to repair more than 3 miles of public sewer pipes ...

U.S. & WORLD NEWS

OPINION

The Skanner Editorial: Alabama Voters Must Reject Moore

Allegations of predatory behavior are troubling – and so is his resume ...

Payday Lenders Continue Attack on Consumer Protections

Charlene Crowell of the Center for Responsible Lending writes that two bills that favor predatory lenders has received bipartisan...

Hundreds Rallied for Meek Mill, but What About the Rest?

Lynette Monroe, a guest columnist for the NNPA Newswire, talks about Meek Mill, the shady judge that locked him up and mass...

Top 10 Holiday Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Pet

Dr. Jasmine Streeter explains why pampering pets with holiday treats can be dangerous (and pricey) ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

Nyla Fritz, left, listens after testifying as Sgt. Adrian Diaz, of the Seattle Police Dept., speaks during a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee on proposed gun control measures Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in Olympia, Wash. Fritz lost her brother Arnie Fritz, then 14 years old, in a shooting at a Mose Lake, Wash., school in 1996. As the federal government struggles to find ways to curb gun violence, lawmakers in Washington state will began discussions Thursday on a list of gun-control measures that include requiring safe storage of firearms to avoid tragedies like the Marysville high school shooting and prohibiting law enforcement agencies from selling confiscated guns. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
The Associated Press

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A gun rights bill introduced at the Washington state Capitol includes some quotes falsely attributed to America's Founding Fathers.

The News Tribune reports Republican Rep. Matt Shea of Spokane Valley introduced the measure Friday.

House Bill 2975 would create penalties for public officials who block people from owning or buying guns.

The four-page bill devotes a page to quotes on gun ownership purportedly from the men who created the U.S. Constitution.

Researchers say at least three of the quotes used in the bill and attributed to Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Alexander Hamilton were not said or written by them.

A staffer speaking on Shea's behalf said on Friday that Shea is "happy to amend the legislation, if necessary, to ensure it includes only accurate information."

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